Jessica Lahey is a teacher and writer who writes about education, parenting, and child welfare. She writes the bi-weekly "Parent-Teacher Conference" advice column for the New York Times, and is a regular contributor to the Atlantic. Lahey has taught every grade from sixth to twelfth in both public and private schools. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, The Washington Post, and the New York Times. Lahey's first book, "The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed," was published in 2015. Lahey received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts, and her J.D. with a concentration in juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Jessica Lahey, teacher, mom and bestselling author of The Gift of Failure, is here with tons of advice to help our kids become independent and thrive! We cover homework, bullying, rewards, parent/teacher relationships, the importance of free play and her surprise endorsement from Kristen Bell! Jessica also gives us a sneak peek at the fascinating subject of her next book. You can find Jessica Lahey on her website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and find more info or purchase The Gift of Failure here. (I chose it as the inaugural pick of the This Mom Loves Virtual Book Club and we had some great discussions about it throughout this month! We’re reading Woman on the Edge next – come join us!) Also in this episode: I made a big announcement about TML x HGBR, my first This Mom Loves product collaboration, with the gorgeous jewelry brand Hidden Gems By Raquel, launching March 1st! AND This Mom Loves logo t-shirts are now for sale! Order by February 7th to get in on the first batch! Thanks as always to my fantastic podcast editor Lukas Wojcicki!
On episode 42, Whitney and Kristen have the honor to sit down with author and New York Times bestselling author, Jessica Lahey. Jessica is the author of The Gift of Failure, a book dedicated to providing parents with solutions, targeted advice and a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their kids failures. She is a parenting guru and offers our listeners tangible advice for kids of all ages. On top of being a NYT best selling author, Jessica is a a mom, wife, teacher, podcast host, and new TV creator. This episode is a can't miss. On this episode we talk about: - the importance of giving your child space - the negative implications of over parenting - the #1 thing kids say they want their parents to know about them - how to encourage kids learning and set them up for adulthood - the importance of asking for your child's opinion and getting them involved in daily decisions Connect with Jessica Listen to Jessica's podcast, #AmWriting Connect with Jessica on Instagram Get her book, The Gift of Failure Follow along with @tglpodcast on Instagram: Get social using #tgltuesdays & don't forget to stalk your hosts: @kgrace01 and @positivelyposie
Our kids are more than how they perform. As Jessica Lahey points out, when we enforce external motivators we undermine our kids creativity. Yet when we can inspire intrinsic motivators through positive interactions and independence, we can help our kids find a flow, which is where the best learning happens.   You can find the full clip here:   Learn more about Jessica Lahey here:   The Gift of Failure (book):   We'd love to know what you think and join in on the conversation! Subscribe, leave a review, or follow PG-ish on Instagram (@erin.s.holland) or at
Interview with Jessica Lahey author of "The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed"  Enter to win a copy of "The Gift of Failure" text the word "parenting" to 31996 Jessica Lahey Podcast: #AmWriting If you want a supportive place to chat with like-minded parents join my Present and Productive Parents Group on Facebook. If you like what you hear, please leave a rating and review on this podcast. Links and Resources: Dr. Phil Boucher on Instagram @DrPhilBoucher on Twitter @DrPhilBoucher on Facebook Present and Productive Parents with Dr. Phil Boucher Group on Facebook Dr. Phil Boucher
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